10 Myxedema Symptoms

By chris
Reviewed: dr. stavarache
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Intolerance of Cold and Hypothermia

Many myxedema symptoms are more advanced symptoms of hypothyroidism. This includes intolerance to cold, which is more exaggerated and more common in myxedema. This intolerance is typically driven by the drop in body temperature (hypothermia) that can occur in many myxedema cases.

Because the body is already colder than normal, patients are more sensitive to cold temperatures. Sensitivity to cold is not always a sign of myxedema, but in combination with other symptoms, it may be telling.


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